Coast leaders vow to support Jubilee’s development agenda

Deputy President William Ruto says the government is ready to work with all elected leaders to help spur development.

Ruto says the truce between the President and Raila Odinga was enough proof that the government is committed to inclusivity.

The Deputy President spoke in Kwale County where he challenged leaders to put aside their political differences and focus on service delivery.


“We want to assure you that whether you voted for Jubilee or not, we will not discriminate against any community in any part of this country,” said Mr Ruto.

He went on: “We will continue to serve all Kenyans equally. This is why we seek for support of everyone in implementing our development agenda for the improvement of lives of the people of this great nation,” said Mr Ruto.

And at the same time, leaders from coastal region said they have resolved to take a common stand and support the Government in implementing its development agenda.

The leaders mainly from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said the Government has demonstrated that it was committed to serving all Kenyans irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The leaders led by Coast Parliamentary Group chairman Suleiman Dori (Msambweni) said the period for political competition was over, saying it was time to focus on development projects that will uplift the lives of residents.

“We want to associate ourselves with this Government that is committed to transforming the lives of the people. The initiation of development projects in our region is a clear indication that the Jubilee administration is focused on service delivery,” said Mr Dori.

“In fact I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ruto for what he is doing on matters of unity and development and wish him well in his 2022 presidential bid,” said Magarini MP Michael Kingi.

The MPs included Owen Mbaya (Kilifi North), Stanley Muthama (Lamu West), Ali Sheriff (Lamu East) and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya.

Others were Christine Zawadi (nominated), Asha Mohammed (Mombasa), Paul Katana (Kaloleni), William Kamoti (Rabai), Issa Juma Boy (Kwale), Jones Mlolwa (Voi), Ali Mbogo Ali (Kisauni), Benjamin Tayari (Kinango), Omar Mwinyi (Likoni), Zuleika Hassan (Kwale) and Mohammed Faki (Mombasa)

Nixon Korir (Langata), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Lydia Haika (Taita Taveta), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) Mpuri Aburi (EALA) were also present.

Mr Dori lauded the Jubilee Administration for initiating development projects that have transformed the lives of Kwale residents.

“We recognize and appreciate the work that the Government is doing for our people. Time for politics is now over and we want to work with you on matters of development and unity of all Kenyans,” said Mr Dori.

Isa said people of Kwale County have no choice but to work with the Government in addressing the challenges facing them, praising the Jubilee administration for being mindful of the peoples welfare.

Ms Zuleikha said the leadership of Coast region and residents support the unity pact between President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga because it will ensure the country remains peaceful.

“I support President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga’s agreement to work together. As Kwale Residents we are sure of peace for the next five years that will enable us to focus on development,” said Ms Zulekha.

The Deputy President said the Jubilee leadership respects the decision made by Kenyans during the 2017 General Election as they elected leaders of their choice without being influenced.

And while addressing wananchi in Likoni on his way to Mombasa, Mr Ruto said the next election would be held in 2022, saying leaders should now focus their attention on development.

“We will compete with those who will be interested in the county’s top seat when the time comes but for now let’s serve the people,” said Mr Ruto.

“Our focus now is on how to expand our industries, how to achieve food security and eradicate hunger as well as how to create many jobs for our youths,” said Mr Ruto.

He thanked the MPs from the Oppositions for resolving to support the Government in implementing its development agenda for the country.

“Just get our assurance that we are very much willing and ready to work with all of you so that we can better serve our people and drive the country’s development agenda to the next level,” said Mr Ruto.



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